Data Safety for Business

As an owner of a business, you collect and store sensitive data about your employees and clients. You may believe that cyberattacks are only an issue for large companies, but 60 percent of data breaches affect small businesses1.

A single breach can result in millions of dollars in fines and legal settlements and could end up destroying your customers’ loyalty. It can also jeopardize the reputation of your business, and may even put you out of your business.

There isn’t a one-size-fits all solution to securing data however there are basic things that businesses can do to minimize risks and safeguard itself from threats such as malware or phishing attacks, as well as data loss. Investing in strong passwords and locking important documents and providing cybersecurity training to your staff will make it much harder for attackers to gain access to your data.

Conduct regular risk assessments. This will help you spot weaknesses and prioritize your security efforts. Create a Comprehensive Security Policy. Create clear guidelines regarding access, data handling and what you should do if there is a breach of data. Secure sensitive data The data is rendered unreadable to unauthorised users in the moment and in transit. Destroy Unused Information: Consider policies that instruct staff on how to clean or replace sensitive information (like degaussing or shredding digitally) to prevent it from being accessible to those who shouldn’t.

Follow these steps to create an enduring foundation that will keep your business running smoothly during and after an attack by hackers. To find out more about creating a plan that’s right for your specific needs, schedule an appointment for a free consultation with our cybersecurity and IT specialist.

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